When I arrive at the Festival, so many people have gathered. It is a moving experience to look into the faces of these beautiful people. They have so little yet they are generous with their applause and their smiles.
First I introduce the pastors to the people. My great desire is that new converts will find their way into these local churches. After a few more matters of protocol, I begin ministering to the people. “The Power of Jesus to Deliver” is the focus of my message. The people are eager, attentive and responsive.
Again, it seems like all who are first timers are ready to joyfully receive Jesus. What a beautiful sight and sound as the multitude, with hands raised, calls out to Jesus.
Ministering to the sick is part of the focus of Jesus’ ministry today just as it was in Bible days. The people are ready. So much happens, it’s difficult to relate all of the testimonies.
One miracle that amazes me is a young woman, 17 years of age, who has not walked in several years. A woman has carried her to the festival. Thank God she is healed, walking before the people as they shout for joy.
The multitude increases at the festival daily. The lights on the field are limited so it is impossible to see the edge of the crowd. Some areas a completely dark, other localized spots are awash with light. The overall effect is dramatic.
Only Heaven can record all of the glorious and supernatural things that are happening in this place. What an honor to be the carrier of God’s liberating life to these beautiful people.
More cripples are walking. Canes and crutches are being abandoned as healed people walk away. Many from surrounding villages are coming and being healed.
After more than one hour of testimonies we try to close the festival. The people begin to sing, dance and rejoice. The sound of this joy is overwhelming. Only Jesus can so completely transform lives. The changes that we have seen are tangible. We are rejoicing.
People have come just as people came to Jesus in Bible days and they are receiving the same results. Truly Jesus is the same today.
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This Mission to Natitingou, Benin took over one year to plan, so now we focus on the many requests we have received from nations around the globe. From Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, China and so many more.
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